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Random HP thoughts that's been bugging me... [Sep. 23rd, 2012|02:07 am]
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Am I the only one that finds it kinda...strange...that Harry and Ginny's kids were all named after people who were important to Harry? And even if we say that Ginny didn't want to name her daughter after someone (like Percy named Molly) and Luna was Ginny's friend as much as Harry's but... what about the boys? That's what bugs me. Their first born is named after Harry's Father and Godfather. Their second second, after Harry's mentor and...whatever Harry considered Snape to be. I'm sure Ginny was fond enough of Dumbledore but he wasn't a mentor to her like he was to Harry and I doubt she cared much for Snape no matter his role in the war. Regardless, why wasn't either of their sons named after Ginny's brother, Fred? I mean, the two obviously had a thing for naming their kids after people, since even Lily has Luna's name for a middle name. Do I sense some... balance of power issues going on in that family?

[User Picture]From: vividescent
2012-09-23 11:07 am (UTC)
Don't forget, Angelina and George named their son Fred.

But as you can tell, there's really nothing to Ginny. She might as well not have had any friends outside of her family, Harry, Hermione and Luna as far as we can tell. She's pretty much one-dimensional and solely meant as part of Harry's reward for defeating Voldemort (that happy family he dreamed of). Nevermind that Harry looks like his father, married his mother Ginny, and named his kids after BOTH his father and mother as well as his godfather, his headmaster, and the teacher who bullied him bravest man he knew. I'm guessing she was easing all the deaths for the fans by pretty much creating a new generation that had several characters that weren't all that different seeming from the originals. I've always found it to be very annoying, and I really wish she'd left it off, but as others have said she wanted to wrap it up by giving Harry all he ever wanted. Supposedly.
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[User Picture]From: alley_skywalker
2012-09-23 11:02 pm (UTC)
Yea, if we take the interviews as canon than Angelina and George named their son Fred. (Their marriage is another thing that kinda gives me pause, but I can see it happening IRL, but it's not a happy thing, I think.) Maybe Ginny new about this, maybe Fred II was born first, IDK. But still, Ginny probably had a favorite girl or boy name she would have liked to use, I think most people have at least one, especially girls. I mean...it's just weird.

But, yea, you're right. Ginny is just sorta there. And I think this points even more to Harry's Marty Stu nature, even though we're not used to thinking of non-fanfic characters in that way, but I think it's not that much of a stretch.
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[User Picture]From: gamma_x_orionis
2012-09-23 02:07 pm (UTC)

Really, the only name out of the six (including middle names) of Harry and Ginny's children that Ginny could have possibly picked was "Luna" and Severus full-on tortured her, just like he did with the rest of the Gryffindors! If I were her, I would not have ever wanted my son to have the middle name of a man who hated me as much as I would have thought Snape did.

Also, "Albus Severus" is a bloody stupid name and Ginny should have told Harry to shut up and name his second son Bobby instead.
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[User Picture]From: alley_skywalker
2012-09-23 10:52 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I just feel like "Severus" is just pushing it WAY too much. Even if it is his middle name.
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From: reg_flint
2012-09-23 03:13 pm (UTC)
Ginny isn't really a character. She's more a construct of Harry' s to please his ego. Albus Severus is just inane, and Harry is supposed to be seen as uber-forgiving about Severus but judging by his experiences before the Epilogue I'd say he is NOT open minded. The whole Epilogue idea was trite, insulting and boring.
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[User Picture]From: alley_skywalker
2012-09-23 10:55 pm (UTC)
I don't mind the epilogue per se. And if fandom didn't stick everything that JKR ever said into canon, than I could pretend that Draco married Pansy. I mean, it is super fluffy and I never found the Harry/Ginny paring realistic. Ron/Hermione make perfect sense to me, I even ship it a bit, but Ginny/Harry not so much. However, considering that JKR isn't very good with realistic 3-dimentional characters, apparently, and with their relationships I'm not surprised. Plus, I don't care much for either Harry or Ginny so I don't care if they ended up together or not.
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